Now that wild turkeys have become re-established in the Northeast, their population density is enough to spread disease. One called lymphoproliferative virus (LPDV) is showing up, says a UMaine study. They collected tissue samples from 699 Maine turkeys from 2017-20, and 59% tested positive for LPDV. As always, the concern is it spreading to domestic flocks of turkeys or chickens.

New study shows trends of lymphoproliferative disease among Maine wild turkeys (

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